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Old 01-26-2003, 07:33 PM   #1
adamsjw2
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Connect to Win2K RAS via wvdial


Greetings,
I need to dial into my company's Win2K server from home. I have been doing this with WinXP but I want to do this with my new linux setup. Should I use wvdial? It works well in dialing into an ISP.
If I can, are there any special settings I need in the wvdial.conf file?
Presently I have
1) Phone number
2) Username
3) Password
4) DNS Test1 = 192.168.168.3
5) Stupid Mode = 1

Here's what I get back from wvdial
--> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
--> Starting pppd at Tue Jan 28 20:26:10 2003
--> pid of pppd: 1641
--> pppd: Using interface ppp0
--> pppd: local IP address 192.168.168.53
--> pppd: remote IP address 192.168.168.50
--> pppd: primary DNS address 192.168.168.3
--> pppd: Script /etc/ppp/ip-up run successful
--> Default route Ok.
--> warning, can't find address for `www.suse.de'
--> warning, address lookup does not work
--> Nameserver (DNS) failure, the connection may not work.

I can't ping any IP on the server. Why is the script looking for www.suse.de and if I specify the DNS, how can it fail?
Any help greatly appreciated.
Jim Adams
Maysville KY
 
Old 01-26-2003, 08:44 PM   #2
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you can use a script to connect instead of wvdial

this will get you connected..

http://axion.physics.ubc.ca/ppp-linux.html
 
Old 01-26-2003, 09:42 PM   #3
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David,
Thanks for your quick reply. For a newbie this is a pretty overwhelming document, but I've been networking Win since the 3.1 days., so I'm not totally lost. From first glance there are a couple of things:
1) My modem is an internal PCI modem, that shows up as /dev/modem > /dev/536ep
2) I'm not connecting via an ISP, but rather dialing straight into the server's modem, I don't know if I said this in my original post.

I don't know if any of this will make a difference considering the info you sent, but I look forward to reading and learning.
Any other comments are greatly appreciated.
Jim
 
Old 01-26-2003, 09:57 PM   #4
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yes, but the document will help you troubleshoot any ppp connection. I don't know the details of a RAS connection. The troubleshooting will tell you what's going on though.

wvdial is very limited in the ability to configure anything, so using ppp directly is your only option.


The document is very good and will teach you a lot. If you have a problem with it post the details.

One thing to be aware of is the chat syntax. make sure you get the correct characters, like '' looks like a double qoute but it's not
 
  


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